62nd Dornbirn- Global Fiber Congress 2023 – embracing circularity

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The recent Global Fiber Congress in Dornbirn, Austria took place from September 13-15.  I had the chance to moderate two interesting sessions. Wednesday afternoon on fiber innovations and Friday morning in the topic apparel & sports. I will report more about the findings of these 10 exciting lectures in a separate post. „Let us join forces to embrace circularity” is … Read More

RRI2SCALE & TeRRIFICA-Final Joint Conference

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Roadmaps Pillar discussion during TeRRIFICA session with the six regional partners ©Marko Risovic for TeRRIFICA and RRI2SCALE Projects

RRI2SCALE & TeRRIFICA – Final Joint Conference in Belgrade, Serbia “Embedding RRI for smart and climate resilient European regions” It was an honor for me to guide through this final conference of two inspiring Horizon 2020 projects. They were related to climate change and RRI driven smart regions. RRI2SCALE – Responsible Research and Innovation Ecosystems at regional scale for intelligent … Read More

61st Dornbirn-GFC 2022 – Sustainability a big issue

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Global Fiber Congress – Dornbin-GFC – September 14-16, 2022 Sustainability, the meaning and challenges, and the urgent need to reduce human footprint on earth were primary topics during the opening session of the 61st Dornbirn-GFC. The 61st Dornbirn-GFC took place in Dornbirn, Austria from 14th to 16th September 2022. Thomas Riegler, PricewaterhouseCoopers, admonishingly mentioned that nearly all planetary boundaries are … Read More

60th Dornbirn-GFC Webinar Week 2021

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Due to the corona pandemic, this year´s Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress took place as an online event. September 15th-17th, around 96 experts gave lectures covering topics such as Circular Economy & Sustainability, Fiber Innovations, Surface Modification, Apparel & Fashion. Sustainability as the most important driver for innovation This year’s Dornbirn-GFC focused on ecological challenges and sustainability. The environmental and marine … Read More

Teaching assignments at the Universities of Applied Sciences RheinMain and Fresenius in Wiesbaden


Incorporating entrepreneurial know-how in teaching assignments After a longer break, I am back again in active apprenticeship. Following my studies in philosophy and education and 1st and 2nd state examination at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn, Germany, and at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, I did high school and adult teaching – in parallel with my journalistic activities. Following a … Read More

58th Global Fiber Congress Dornbirn-GFC and Dornbirn-GFC Startupdays

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© Kirstin Toedtling © Kirstin Toedtling

Dornbirn-GFC: Communicating Fiber Innovations A firework of interesting topics and lectures from September 11-13 2019 in Dornbirn, Austria Circular economy and sustainability, digitization and smart textiles, surface modification and additives, sports and leisure wear, nonwovens and technical textiles – those were the hot topics of this year’s Global Fiber Congress. During the opening session Uday Gill, CEO Fibers Indorama Ventures … Read More

TENCEL™ with REFIBRA™ technology from Lenzing is paving the way to circular economy in textiles

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˜ genuine recycling of cotton waste to protect the environment ˜ TENCEL™ lyocell fibers with REFIBRA™ technology allows the consumer to actively stand up for environmental protection Brand owner Laura O´Connell and Chris Kronus from the US label HOOT report, why they decided to adopt TENCEL™ lyocell fibers with REFIBRA™ technology The need for clothing will have doubled worldwide by … Read More

Announcement: 58th Global Fiber Congress Dornbirn-GFC (September 11-13)

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The 58th Global Fiber Congress Dornbirn-GFC will take place September 11-13, 2019 in Dornbirn, Austria. Dornbirn-GFC is one of the worlds´ most important Fiber Innovation Congresses and is an ideas- and network providing platform for the industries of fibers, textiles, nonwovens, equipment and machinery. This year´s focus is on sustainability and digitization. The topics are: Fiber Innovations Circular Economy and … Read More

Purpose – Why attitude will decide

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Special event organized by Creative Hive and Kienbaum Under the motto “Purpose – Why attitude will decide”, a very exciting get-together of the format Creative Hive took place on May 28 in Düsseldorf. In addition to the co-organizer Fabian Kienbaum, engineering artist Thomas Schönauer, CEO of the Metro AG Olaf Koch and Dr. Ing. Sarah Hintermayer of Evonik Technology & … Read More

Forum: Composites in Aerospace

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Carbon composites – a vital material for the future success of aerospace Tuesday, May 21, an interesting networking event “Forum: Composites in Aerospace” took place at the innovation parc in Dübendorf, near Zurich in Switzerland. Carbon Composites Switzerland and the Swiss Aerospace Cluster (SAC) had invited to this forum that was geared to the aerospace industry, one of the leading … Read More